lilycovescity:

Holy crap okay I’m trying not to panic but tumblr user Aondou got kidnapped today by a white car as a witness states and if you live in Norway and have had a white car attempt to pick you up or harass you in any way please if you know please say something. Signal boost this even if you don’t live in Norway please!!

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

kranyu:

I didnt know people got offended when they saw white folks with enlarged lobes and ear tunnel things and huge lobe holes. Apparently its cultural appropriation ?? i didnt know that..POC, does it really bother you?
i understand the whole bindi thing, but I didnt think people were mad about stretched ears…and dreadlocks, if we are on that subject…

Whether or not something is cultural appropriation is not based on whether or not it ‘bothers’ people, it’s based on whether or not it has harmful consequences. In all the cases you cite, it does. 

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In the case of dreadlocks, firstly many white people have unkempt, dirty, smelly, matted hair that they attempt to pass of as dreads, reinforcing the misconception and stereotype that unkempt, unbrushed hair will dread (with white people’s hair textures it actually forms matts, not dreads). This is a primary part of the reason that black people experience racism, discrimination and are fired/expelled from their workplace/education, because it is wrongly assumed that dreads are unsanitary. In the very unlikely scenario that they do maintain their dreads, reinforcing the association of dreadlocks with protest, deviance, drug use, counterculture movements, etc reinforce negative associations and stereotypes. So those are two very easily understandable ways that appropriating dreadlocks harms.

Additionally, people who try to say that dreads are hairstyle from ‘cavemen’ times or say it is a human universal are both reinforcing the first misconception (that unkempt hair is the same as dreadlocks) and are also homogenizing and generalizing distinct cultural traditions which not only look different from each other but they have their own entirely distinct contextual meaning. 

It is a false equivalence to compare it to braids/plaits, pigtails and other hairstyles because wearing those type of hairstyles doesn’t get anyone fired, expelled, discriminated against, etc.

ooh…yeah , that makes sense, thanks for replying ! I always met whites that only had well kept and clean dreadlocks…but then again, I’m mostly part of a more open minded and understanding group luckily..I never heard about the stereotype that ”dreads are unkept and sanitary and dirty” , just the ”dreads can get really messy” one… 

About the cavemen thing, perhaps that is common only in the USA ? I do not know where you are from and I apologize if I addresed you with the wrong nationality, but over here, dreads aren’t seen as a cavemen thing…it’s uncombed , greasy hair that is mostly seen like that, haha. Like where you can CLEARLY see that it’s not kept. Most teen/adults I know think of dreads as just another hairstyle, and not unsanitary etc :o

But I understand now the implications of dreadlocks and stretched ears better, thank you for the long and expllicative reply :D

mentalfacts:

Fact#  7637:   The Romanian language has no word for “shallow.” To describe something as shallow, people speaking Romanian usually use the word “small” (“small water” means “shallow water,” for example) or simply “not deep.”

mentalfacts:

Fact# 7637: The Romanian language has no word for “shallow.” To describe something as shallow, people speaking Romanian usually use the word “small” (“small water” means “shallow water,” for example) or simply “not deep.”

kierongillen:

gimpnelly:

This guy gets it.

When watching this scene, I did find myself thinking “This Prince of Dorne gig sounds pretty nifty work, if you can get it.”

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bitchin-blaziken:

finally my search is for this gifset is over

ckings:

eyareilrahc:

See this… this is how it’s done.

No “you don’t look chunky, you look beautiful.”
No “you don’t look chunky” at all.

Just complete acceptance. Yeah, you look how you do, and how you look is beautiful. Mama gets it.

I love you, Mama.

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I didnt know people got offended when they saw white folks with enlarged lobes and ear tunnel things and huge lobe holes. Apparently its cultural appropriation ?? i didnt know that..POC, does it really bother you?
i understand the whole bindi thing, but I didnt think people were mad about stretched ears…and dreadlocks, if we are on that subject…

askulloffoxes:

feels like this

askulloffoxes:

feels like this

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the-fallenbeauty:

man of my dreams

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wylona-hayashi:

No lipstick ! 
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wylona-hayashi:

No lipstick !
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spinachbabe:

buying clothes that aren’t black is hard

carlaradames:

                I          will        

                            rip you

                    to

                              fucking

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